Big interview mistakes are obvious—being late, dressing inappropriately, bad language, and so on. There are plenty of more subtle mistakes that can also keep you from getting the offer. Make sure you aren’t making any of these: Related: 5 Questions You Should Be Asking In Your Job Interviews
If you’re interviewing for a new position, you might accidentally give your interviewer simple reasons to reject your candidacy, even if you are the most qualified for the role. Related: 8 Common Interview Mistakes That Cost You The Job Here are five interview mistakes that might damage your chances for hire - and easy tactics to avoid trapping yourself in poor interview behavior.
A while back, I went through a brief period of unemployment. After fixing up my resume to stand out from all the other job seekers, I started getting a lot of calls back from potential employers. The thing is, I ran into another problem - less than one in four phone interviews led to an in-person interview. Related: 6 Tips To Ace Your Phone Interview I knew I had a problem, so I started studying everything I could about interviewing, as well as conducting mock phone interviews with my friends and asking for honest feedback. Within a week, I was able to identify five issues that were holding me back, and after fixing each of them, my success rate tripled - five of the next seven phone interviews resulted in an invitation to interview on-site. Since then, many people I’ve worked with have had similar results. By addressing the following five issues, you too can double, triple, or even quadruple your callback rate.